KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Nepali mercenaries are fighting for Russia in Ukraine, lured to kill far from their Himalayan homeland by promises of a passport and cash, but wounded returnees warn anyone tempted to join the war: "Do not come."
KATHMANDU, Feb 3: A Nepali youth, who escaped from the Russian army and returned home before his deployment to the warzone, revealed that Nepalis recruited in the Russian army were taken directly to the warzone in Ukraine and that the death toll of Nepalis stands at around 500 which is in stark contrast to the claim made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that about a dozen Nepalis have been killed in the Russia-Ukraine war.
In a shocking revelation, Foreign Minister NP Saud recently disclosed that approximately 200 Nepali youths, who initially went to Russia on various visas, are suspected to have joined the Russian army. Disturbingly, seven individuals have already lost their lives, and an additional 100 Nepali nationals have been reported missing.
KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The dead bodies of five Nepalis killed last week in the attacks of Hamas group in Kibbutz-Alumim of the Sebod Negev Agriculture Centre in Israel were handed over to the Embassy of Nepal in Israel.
KATHMANDU, August 29: Lawmakers have demanded the guarantee of adult franchise to Nepalis residing abroad in the elections to the provincial assemblies (PA) and House of Representatives (HoR) slated for November 20.
These visually-impaired Nepalis not only watch football but they have also created images of the football stars in their minds. Visually-impaired Surya Limbu who is a diehard fan of France said Mbappe must be a bit short and fair-skinned while Messi must be fat and dark-skinned.
KATHMANDU, April 27: The Nepali embassy in India has urged the Nepali nationals living in India to stay safe and adopt precautions against the new variant of COVID-19 that is taking the lives of thousands of people there daily.
KATHMANDU, April 16: In a survey conducted by a team of researchers, 60% of Nepalis say they are “anxious and worried about [themself] and [their] family”. Similarly, 58% of the respondents say they “experienced sadness following the pandemic”.
KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Nearly two million Nepalis working in the Middle East are alarmed by the prospect of war between the United States and Iran. People are huddling in tea shops and chautaris across the country to discuss the possibility of World War III and families of our migrant workers are rightly worried by the news coming out from the Middle East. Sadly, our government has done very little to assure the public of the measures it will take to provide the necessary support to Nepalis in the region in the unlikely event of an all-out war. We have yet to see a statement or public remarks from the government to assure the worried Nepalis, both at home and abroad.
KATHMANDU, June 8: Amid reports that Nepalis were stopped at the Indira Gandhi International Airport from traveling to Nepal, the Indian side said that there was such policy of the Indian government while assuring that this would not happen in future.
Our President recently made a trip to the United States to attend a high level UN summit and one only hopes, for the sake of the taxpayer contributions used to fund the trip, that something actually materializes out of it. However, the most intriguing aspect of her trip for us common Nepalis was not so much the flight from Nepal to the US but the short trip – well, at least for her – from Sheetal Niwas to the airport.
KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The Nepali Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has urged the Nepalis living in the UAE illegally for various reasons to take advantage of a three-month amnesty granted for all living illegally in the UAE.
UNITED STATES, July 21: A petition filed on Change.org in the United States urging the government to save life of Dr. Govinda KC and fulfill the raised demands he’s championed for has seen support of 15,000 people so far. Once 100,000 people sign the petition, the organizers aim to submit it to the United Nations, according to activist Shiva Prakash.
LHASA, June 22: Nepalis residing in Tibet, the autonomous region of the People's Republic of China, have urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to take initiations to address problems concerning citizenship and passport they have been facing.
KATHMANDU, May 22: No Nepali youths will be flying abroad for employment by 2023 and the average earnings of Nepalis will have doubled by that year, according to the government’s policy and programs for next fiscal year announced on Monday. This means the country will have to increase the number of jobs a minimum of nine-fold from what it is today to retain the youths within the country, according to an analysis of the targets .
KATHMANDU, May 22: No Nepali youths will be flying abroad for employment by 2023 and the average earnings of Nepalis will have doubled by that year, according to the government’s policy and programs for next fiscal year announced on Monday. This means the country will have to increase the number of jobs a minimum of nine-fold from what it is today to retain the youths within the country, according to an analysis of the targets.
KATHMANDU, May 11: Top politicians, diplomats and social activists have lauded the recent historic peace deal signed between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea as part of efforts made to end the decades-long war between the two countries.
POKHARA, May 2: Ghandruk village of Kaski district is offering special discounts to domestic tourists on the occasion of Annapurna Sanctuary Tourism Festival and Annapurna Marathon to be held next month.
KATHMANDU, April 27: The United States has said the decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPA) of Nepali nationals was taken following an assessment that overall humanitarian situation in Nepal had stabilized after the devastating earthquakes of 2015.
KATHMANDU, April 27: The American government‘s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is guided by a improvement in humanitarian situation after the earthquake of April 2015, according to press statement released by the US embassy in Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, April 26: The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing to cancel the temporary residency permits of about 9,000 immigrants from Nepal, according to a report published by the Washington Post.
The Department of Homeland Security is preparing to cancel the temporary residency permits of about 9,000 immigrants from Nepal, the Trump administration’s latest move to expel foreigners living in the United States with some form of provisional status.
KATHMANDU, April 6: Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has urged the Australian government to make arrangements for providing visa to Nepali students going to Australia from Nepal itself.
KAHMANDU, March 12: Of the total 71 people including four crew members on the board the ill-fated Bombardier Dash Q-400 aircraft with Call Sign BS-211, 32 people were Bangladeshi nationals, 33 were Nepalis, one Chinese and one Maldivian.
KATHMANDU, Mar 12: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has stated that 33 among those on board the US Bangladesh Airlines aircraft that crashed while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport are Nepalis.
KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Twenty-one Nepalis have been selected to attend the Australia Awards Short Course on Inclusive Governance for Effective Disaster Risk Reduction at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia from 19 Feb-3 March 2018.
KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Tejashwi Shrestha, 7, came for grocery shopping with her parents at the Tripureshwar branch of Bhat-Bhateni Supermarket Wednesday afternoon. She briskly walked across the supermarket floor, but her feet stopped as she entered the aisle for candies and chocolates, and asked her mother to get her sweets. Among the plethora of chocolates in the store, those that the seven-year-old preferred were Kinder Joy, Gems and Dairy Milk, all imported chocolate brands.